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. >>> president obama is among the world leaders to come to new york this week for the united nations general assembly. secretary of state clinton met with the pakistanis yesterday. there's a demand by palestine to be made a full u.n. member. the u.s. is threatening to vie tow that effort. >>> and the two american hikers being held in iran are hoping to be released this week while the president of iran is at the u.n. they had hoped to be set free over the weekend. a judge whose signature was needed to sign the release record won't be back from vacation until tomorrow at the earliest. >>> dominique strauss-kahn has given his first interview since having a sexual encounter with a hotel maid. he says he regrets the incident kept him from a leadership role in france and he blasts the u.s. justice system. here's jeffrey kofman. >> reporter: what happened was more than an inappropriate relation, adding it was a moral failing. strauss-kahn was one of the most powerful men in the world. in an instant last may, his world clapped. he lied, he said, in this, his first public statement about the case. he
. >>> president obama is in new york for a two-day meeting of the united nations general assembly. the meetings come just a day after the president called for a new tax plan to pay for his jobs bill. but the president -- the white house rather will now focus on issues in the middle east. the president is expected to praise the international cooperation that helped lead to the end of moammar gadhafi's rule in libya, but that will likely be overshadowed by a push by palestinian leaders to gain u.n. recognition as a state, something that could threaten israeli-palestinian peace talks. >>> today is the first day back to work for the d.c. council after summer recess. one of the first orders of business is a vote to raise taxes on the district's wealthiest residents. according to "the washington post," council members will make a new top bracket for wage earners, with a taxable income of at least $350,000 a year. the new bracket would be taxed at 8.95%. right now all d.c. residents who make $40,000 or more pay 8.5% income tax. if this new plan passes, the new rate would go into effect immediately. >>
for the united nations general assembly following meetings with libya. the president will shift his focus to afghanistan scheduling a visit with afghan president ahmed karzai. he'll also be focusing on the palestinian question of statehood. the trip comes a day after unveiling his deficit reduction program. speaking in the white house rose garden, president obama got tough on his political opponents, threatening to veto any attempt to reduce the deficit using cuts alone. even before the president introduced the so-called buffett rule yesterday, several republicans were already complaining, calling it class warfare. president obama maintains, as he likes to say, he has a balanced approach. >> i reject the idea that asking a hedge fund manager to pay the same tax rate as a plumber or teacher is class warfare. either we gut education and medical research, or we have to reform the tax code so that the most profitable corporations have to give up tax loopholes that other companies don't get. we can't afford to do both. this is not class warfare. it's math. >> speaking in his home state of ohio
including president obama will converge on new york this week for the opening of the united nations general assembly. palestinians' quest for statehood is likely to dominate discussions of the next few days. >>> the television world honored its brightest hours last night at the emmy awards. charlie sheen made a surprise appearance. he was on his best behavior when he delivered a message to his former classmates. >> from the bottom of my heart i wish you nothing but the best for this upcoming season. [applause] >> interesting. he was fired earlier this year after he fought with producers. last night he presented the trophy for best comedy in that acting category. i think everyone was waiting for the punch line there. it seemed crest that come up. to go a new approach to winning. now let's check in with steve. he is following breaking traffic is for us. this is all look pretty. >> this is an these birds. this is on eastbound route 7. there was an accident involving pedestrians, and it looks like only the right shoulder is getting by. singer repeated delays there. quick look
of the united nations general assembly. the meetings come just two days after the president called for a new tax plan to pay for his jobs bill. the president will focus on jobs in the middle east. the president is expected to praise the international cooperation that helped lead to the end of moammar gadhafi's rule in libya. that will likely be overshadowed by a push from palestinian leaders to gain recognition as a state. >>> it's back to work for the d.c. council after summer recess. one of the first orders of business is to raise taxes on the district's wealthiest residents. according to "the washington post," council members will make a new top bracket for wage earners with a tax income of at least $350,000 annually. the new bracket will be taxed at 8.95%. right now all d.c. residents who make $40,000 or more pay 8.5% income tax. if the plan does pass, the new rate would go into effect immediately. >>> also in today's meeting, at large council member vincent orange will propose a $45,000 hike in the council's salary. he's also proposing that council members give up their second jobs and be l
nations general assembly this morning. he will follow back up with meetings with israeli and palestinian leaders. the u.s. says it will veto the move in the u.n. security council. >>> still no word on why an unidentified man jumped a fence outside the white house last night. it happened about 6:30 on pennsylvania avenue near lafayette park. the secret service says the man was carrying a backpack, but there was nothing dangerous inside. he faces unlawful entry charges. the first family was not home during the incident. >>> 6:32. a murdered bowie state university will be remembered at a vigil tonight. >> the service will allow the university community to celebrate dominique frazier's life. prosecutors say that her roommate's alexis simpson stabbed her to death after they argued over music plank from ipod. -- music playing. >>> the oldest daughter of massachusetts senator ted kennedy has died. she died at a north west d.c. health club at the age of 51. >>> a funeral mass will be held at 9:30 this morning at holy trinity church in georgetown. there will be a private burial. >>> two prince ge
the united nations general assembly meeting. the question of the meeting is palestinian statehood. they have announced their intention to submit an application to the u.n. security council. the united states and europe ar willing to fight over this, saying it will delay already stalled peace talks in the in region. >>> former imf chief dominique strauss-kahn is calling it an error the encounter with a hotel maid in new york. he insisted the encounter did not involve violence, constraint, or aggression, but he added he will, quote, regret it infinitely. new york city prosecutors dropped charges against strauss-kahn last month, but he still faces a civil lawsuit. >>> his story is bizarre, but prosecutors say he believed it. a teenage english speaking boy who showed up at berlin city hall claiming he spent years living in the woods. according to "the daily mirror." the 17-year-old boy who calls himself ray walked out of woods early this morning. his father took him into the forest when his mother died five years ago. he said he left after burying his dad who recently died. interpol and police
of the united nations general assembly on friday. >> martin fletcher in tel aviv. thank you. >>> republicans have another showdown in florida. fresh off the california straw poll and it was not one of the front runners who came out on top. >>> plus, can the postal service even be saved? i'll ask the post master general when he joins me in just a few minutes. she won't eat eggs without hot sauce. she has kind of funny looking toes. she's always touching my hair. and she does this dancing finger thing. [ male announcer ] with advanced technology from ge, now doctors can diagnose diseases like breast cancer on a cellular level. so that women, like kristy's mom, can get personalized treatment that's as unique as she is. [ kristy ] she's definitely not like other moms. yeah, my mom is pretty weird. ♪ her morning begins with arthritis pain. that's a coffee and two pills. the afternoon tour begins with more pain and more pills. the evening guests arrive. back to sore knees. back to more pills. the day is done but hang on... her doctor recommended aleve. just 2 pills can keep arthritis pain away a
the united nations general assembly in just a few hours from now. one of the main issues on hand today, the formation of a palestinian state, while the president blocked theired bid statehood. >> absolutely will be covering that all morning. bull's eye, the archer aiming for a place in the guinness book of world records. while overcoming up believable odds along the way. >> where there's a will, there's a way. >> before all of that, it is a day of mourning in afghanistan. a top leader is assassinated just steps before the u.s. embassy. >> whether afghanistan security forces are up for the task. more on the latest blow to the peace process. from kabul. >> rabbani thought he was meeting a man with a message from taliban. he did deliver a message, just not the one that rabbani expected. he put his aid right on rabbani's chest and blew up his bomb. afghan has been trying to convince taliban to leave the battlefield. rabbani led that effort with another who was also seriously injured. i met with him last year. >> you have to work with the community, those who want to lay down their weapon
a pressure cooker at the u.n. today. the united nations general assembly is now in session with world leaders facing a showdown over palestinian statehood. palestinian president mahmoud abbas wants of the u.n. to vote on palestinian membership as early as this week. but the u.s. and israel are deeply opposed to the move. nbc's ron allen is live at the u.n. for us. ron, what's the president saying about this? >> reporter: well, the president, the secretary of state, the united states basically has been saying they will veto any move by the palestinians to get statehood before the security council. it's just a nonstarter. the u.s. position is that the road to peace goes through r ramallah, the palestinian capital and tel-aviv and israel. they have made it clear they will not support this. the united states also does not want to be left in the position of standing with israel, perhaps against much of the rest of the outside world, vetoing a measure that favors the palestinians, particularly in the context of the arab spring. so the u.s. is trying to jump-start negotiations, which seem to be happ
leaderers are gathering in new york city for the annual opening of the united nations general assembly. the palestinians' bid for full membership is expected to dominate the meetings. the united nations all 193 nations, are representeded in the general assembly. you can consider the general assembly really the main policy making body of the u.n., like our congress. but each country, rich or poor, small or large, gets equal representation. one vote. a full range of international issues is on the table, including historic talks today on diseases such as hiv, diabetes and cancer. but the big question weighing over this session is whether the u.n. will recognize palestine as a state. let's go straight to our senior state department producer elise labott. we understand that the u.n. secretary-general and the palestinian president mahmoud abbas met today. do you have any details about the meeting? >> we're hearing from the palestinians and from the united nations president abbas told ban ki-moon he's making good on his promise to go to the u.n. security council later this week to apply for f
nations general assembly in just a few hours from now. one of the main issues on hand today, the formation of a palestinian state. will the president blocked their bid for statehood? >> big story there. absolutely, we'll be covering that all morning. >>> and bull's eye, the archer aiming for a place in the guinness book of world records. while overcoming up believable odds along the way. if this man can do what he does, we should all be climbing mt. everest. >> it's trite, but where there's a will, there's a way. this guy is living proof. >>> before all of that, it is a day of mourning in afghanistan. a top leader is assassinated just steps before the u.s. embassy. >> deadly questions about whether afghan security forces are up for the task. more on the latest blow to the peace process from kabul. >> reporter: burhanuddin rabbani thought he was meeting a man with a message from taliban. while at home he thought he was meeting a man with a message directly from taliban leaders. the message was so important he was escorted in without security checks. he did deliver a message, just not the on
this week for the opening of the united nations general assembly, knowing he's going to be asked about this a lot, it's an embarrassment. he clearly wanted it cleared before that happened, and it does seem to be a sign of tension between the two branches of government. that's not uncommon in the iranian system. jenna: it'll be interesting to to see how this plays out. ahmadinejad speaks on thursday, one report i read today is that he's trying to appeal to the moderate middle class in iran which will be an interesting pattern if if that is, indeed, the case. jerry, nice to have you and such interesting perspective. thank you for sharing that story with us. >> happy to be with you. jon: some breaking news out of germany and a chain reaction tragedy. a major train collision with many people hurt. a nearby car accident may be to blame. >>> plus, senator lindsey graham joining us to talk about the president eat trillion dollar deficit plan. the senator says the president's tax hike will be, quote, dead on arrival, on capitol hill. we'll talk to him just ahead. accept it. you can't change th
is that as ahmadinejad comes to the united nations' general assembly next week or so, that he will have something positive to ride on. >> sources within iran's government tell nbc news the release is expected, still expected within the next coming days. the story is on the front page of the impending release of every newspaper in iran. and in some of the newspapers, the hikers are being called spies, and the question is being asked, why would iran release them now? matt, back to you. >> it's a tough story to follow. we thank you for your reporting on that and appreciate it very much. it's now six minutes after the hour. here's savannah. >>> now to politics and the renewed firestorm over a controversial vaccine. during monday's republican presidential debate, congresswoman michele bachmann took a political swipe at governor rick perry, over a controversial amendment that would have required teenaged girls to get the hpv vaccine. >> she needed to get attention for her candidacy, and she did. the question is, did michele bachmann take atough attack line against rick perry too far. the subject is tha
coming here at the same time to attend the united nations general assembly. >> oh, yeah, total mess for logistical reasons, not political reasons. he'll be here later this afternoon. one point about who is pay pg all the capital gains income, this is the core of the buffett rule. that there are some people in this country who make a lot of money with their money. not with their hands. i guess you could argue with their brain, but you know, you work a tax differently. the people who work for warren buffett, 35% tax rate. the people, or the -- warren buffett paying in the high teens. you know, 80% of the capital gains income realized in the u.s. in the past 20 year has gone to the top 5% of people. according to "the washington post." that's what the white house and more progressive economists want to zero in on. when you have to find money, you go to the people who have the money, and they say that's where it is. it's a pretty easy pot to go after. >> what willie sutton used to say. all right. the president is walking in. you see the folks standing up. let's listen to the president of
. >>> iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad arrived in new york for the united nations general assembly. iran's courts, meanwhile, are considering a $1 million bail deal to release those two american hikers jailed there but the hikers must wait until tuesday for a second judge to approve the deal. >>> as you heard it was tv's biggest night at the emmy awards. "modern family" swept up a total of five statues including best comedy series again and "mad money" won again for best drama. meanwhile, alec baldwin brought drama of his own and refused to appear on the show after fox sensored a joke he made about the parent company news corps and their ongoing hacking scandal, however, charlie sheen was cool as a cucumber and wished his former castmates on "two and a half men" all the best as they start their new season without him this week, even tweeted this picture of himself with his replacement on the show ashton kutcher. much more on the emmys still ahead. 7:07. back to matt, ann and stefanie. he generally seemed to mean it. >> water under the bridge. no question about it, natalie, thank you very
ahmadinejad is to have this release before he speaks before the united nations general assembly, stands on the world stage, and he is scheduled to arrive in new york on monday, savannah, so the clock is ticking. >> all right. ann curry on the story again in tehran. ann, thank you. >>> let's check on some of the other top stories of the morning. natalie morales is over at the news desk. good morning, natalie. >>> good morning everyone. television evangelist pat robertson is under fire for comments he made about alzheimers disease on his "700 club program." he gave this response to a caller whose friend was dating other women while his wife was ill with alzheimer's. >> here's the loved one. this is the woman or man that you have loved for 20, 30, 40 years, and suddenly that person is gone. they're gone. they are gone. if you respect that vow, you say till death do us part, this is the kind of death. >> robertson went on to say he encourages the spouse to divorce before dating again. the alzheimer's foundation of america responded, saying that his comments feed misconceptions about the dis
in that time. >>> the future of the middle east could be on the line in new york this week. the united nations general assembly begins today. >> the big showdown looming with the palestinians seeking u.n. membership and statehood, and the u.s. standing in the way. here's cnn's correspondent for the u.n., richard roth. >> reporter: a potential first stop for the palestinians to apply for u.n. membership. this is the u.n. security council. though this chamber may pose the toughest obstacle to potential palestinian membership. under the rules of the organization with u.n. charter, the palestinians must first get approval from the security council in order to obtain membership and get their flag outside the building. however, in this room are permanent members of the security council who have veto power and one of them, the united states, has vowed to deny any requests for potential membership. if they want to avoid a u.s. veto, the palestinians are very likely to come here, next door, at the u.n. general assembly, already full with 193 countries. >> we will follow another line if one closes but t
nations general assembly is meeting this week in new york and with us now are two presidents attending the meetings. former colombian president arube vice chair of the u.n.'s gaza flotilla investigation commission. and the georgian president, friend of my parents, telling stories about my father. >> he's crazy, your father. >> totally. ten times more than her even. i was telling her, like two years ago we were in croatia know he was jumping from the top of the theater and in my bravest dreams i would never consider getting there. >> he's 80 something. >> he likes to swim. >> it's amazing. >> itas maizing. >> also joining the table nbc chief foreign affairs correspondent and host of "andrea mitchell reports" andrea mitchell. >> thank you. >> we still have eugene robinson and mike murphy in washington with us. so that's great. >> so what do you expect to happen this week? is there going to be a lot of talk? you've obviously been conducting an investigation. you expect that to go under a lot of attention this week on the flotilla? >> of course. we worked for one year on this inquiry. on s
a controversial bid for full united nations statehood this as president obama addresses the u.n. general assembly with hopes of convincing the palestinians to take a different path to recognition. nbc's tracie potts joins us with more on this. >> reporter: good morning. this is going to be a tough one for president obama to deal with. he's already in new york. we'll be meeting with benjamin netanyahu but the white house says there's no plans to meet with the palestinian president abbas. the u.s. has vowed to veto that membership application when it comes up before the security council on friday, saying the only two-state solution for a secure israel and palestinian state is through peace talks, through negotiations, which have not worked so far. the president, of course, has been criticized for what some call tepid support of netanyahu of our israeli ally. abbas says he went to the united nations after 18 years of failed negotiations, it was a last resort, and his nation now no closer to statehood. secretary of state hillary clinton says there are intense negotiations going on. in fact, for month
of meetings at the united nations. the president arrived yesterday and is facing a palestinian demand statehood and u.n. membership. today the president meets with afghan president whhamid karzai. mr. obama addresses the u.n. general assembly tomorrow. >>> back in washington, the white house and the president's plan for cutting the deficit has little chance of passing congress. the nearly $3 trillion proposal calls for reduced spending on medicare and medicaid. it does not touch social security. it proposes $1.5 billion in tax revenues on the wealthiest americans. speaker john boehner says that's not a good idea. >> at a time when it's spending that's out of control, giving the term government more money would be like giving a cocaine addict, all right, more cocaine. >> the president is threatening to veto any plan sent to him that cuts medicare and medicaid but does not raise taxes on wealthy americans. >> the speaker says we can't have it my way or the highway and then basically says, my way or the highway. that's not smart. it's not right. >> speaking in the rose garden yesterday,
the united nations and a day before the president is supposed to speak to the u.n. general assembly and this is interesting politics that we will be watching on several fronts. one is that the texas governor is slamming this process that is about to get underway up at the u.n. in which the palestinians may get a vote on statehood. it is a vote that the united states is expected to block. the obama administration is basically going to side with israel on that question, and that's going to be a messy situation for the obama administration, but the fact that this process is underway is really giving some red meat to the republicans. rick perry coming to manhattan and giving remarks. a portion of which we obtained here at cnn. he is expected to say in a few moments we are indignant that certain middle east earn leaders have discarded the principal of direct negotiations between the sovereign nation of israel and the palestinian leadership. he goes on to say this is all part of the obama administration's policy of middle east appeasement to leaders in that region and what rick per i have
closed off outside the united nations. more than a hundred world leaders are going to be here. and the president of the united states expected to land fairly soon. he will be here tonight, tomorrow. wednesday he will address the general assembly. this is a big deal every time this year. you know what else is happening the same week? clinton global initiative. president bill clinton's annual conference. i will interview him tomorrow in new york. we will have that interview tomorrow. you know what, a lot of world leaders are here. i would like it hang out with world leaders, as you know, brooke, it is a good time to come to new york despite the gridlock. >> wolf and world leaders, getting the exercise. who do you have coming up on the state room today? >> we have someone who wants to be a world leader. she want to be the commander-in-chief. michele bachmann is joining us. she is not here in new york. she is in waterloo, iowa. that's where she was born. we are speaking to michele bachmann. we will talk about the whole controversy that erupted a week ago at the debate i moderated,
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